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Wednesday, December 16, 2009

Finley, Samuel 1715-1766

The Rev. Samuel Finley (July 2, 1715 in Armagh, Ireland – July 17, 1766, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania), 1763 DD University of Glasgow (honorary). Evangelical (Presbyterian, "New Light") preacher and academic, he founded the West Nottingham Academy, and was the fifth president and an original trustee of the College of New Jersey (later known as Princeton University) from 1761 until 1766.

Annals of the American Pulpit, Volume 3 - 1860 (see page 96)

History of the College of New Jersey, From Its Origin in 1746 to the Commencement of 1854, Volume 1 - 1877 by John Maclean, Tenth President of the College
Chapter 12: The Administration of the Rev. Samuel Finley, Fifth President of the College (page 249)
Chapter 13: Memoir of the Rev. Samuel Finley, D.D., Fifth President of the College (page 277)

Biographical sketches of the founder and principal alumni of the Log college. Together with an account of the revivals of religion under their ministry - Alexander, Archibald, 1772-1851
Chapter XVI. The Rev. Samuel Finley, D.D. (see page 204)

The Disinterested and Devoted Christian: A Sermon, Preached at Nassau-Hall, Princeton, May 28, 1761. Occasioned by the Death of the Rev. Samuel Davies, A.M. Late President of the College of New-Jersey. - 1792

An account of the College of New-Jersey : in which are described the methods of government, modos of instruction, manner and expences of living in the same, &c. : with a prospect of the college neatly engraved - 1764

Sermons and Essays by the Tennents and Their Contemporaries (1856) by Gilbert Tennent
Biographical Sketch of Samuel Finley, D.D. (see page 352)
The Madness of Mankind: A Sermon by the Rev. Samuel Finley, Preached in the Presbyterian Church, Philadelphia, June 9th, 1754 (see page 354)

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